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President to Appoint Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation
The Cabinet yesterday (Feb. 05) approved the setting up of a Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation as per a cabinet paper presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, Cabinet Spokesman and Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. Addressing the Cabinet press br...
07.02.2015 - 09:12
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President Srisena invited Chinese government, as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka
While expressing hope that China would assist Sri Lanka in its development endeavors in the future too, President Maithripala Sirisena invited Chinese government as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka when the Chinese President’s Special Envoy and Assistant Minister of Fore...
07.02.2015 - 09:15
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Sri Lanka’s footwear & leather exports double within a year
Sri Lanka’s footwear and leather exports have doubled within a short period of one year and posted the highest revenues so far in recent times-and the sector lauds praise on the Industry and Commerce Minister for the provision of first modern tannery complex for them, as reported on 06 February. “T...
06.02.2015 - 22:32
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Al- Qaida to be banned in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Government yesterday presented the regulation under the United Nations Act, to locally ratify the ban on Al- Qaida or Taliban as a global terrorist outfit. The Gazette notification had been signed by former External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris on December 14, 2014 . According to the reg...
06.02.2015 - 09:51
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Diplomatic Reception: 67th Independence Day of Sri Lanka
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York hosted a well-attended reception for the diplomatic community and senior UN staff at its chancery premises on 4th February to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 67th commemoration of Independence. This is the third consecutive year in which the...
06.02.2015 - 09:38
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TR Zeliang won “Confidence Motion” with 59 legislators favoring his Motion
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has won the “Confidence Motion” moved by him today on the Floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly. 59 legislators in the House of 60 voted in favor of DAN Government headed by TR Zeliang and with this development the month-long political impasse that started early l...
06.02.2015 - 07:38 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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South Asian Peace linked with Kashmir
Since 1948, the inhabitants of scenic piece of land “Kashmir” are locking toward international human rights organizations and member states of United Nation (UN) to intervene and help them in living with peace and free of fear in their motherland as mentioned in UN Resolutions 48-49 and Simla Agreem...
06.02.2015 - 07:27 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Tissa Attanayake allowed participating in Parliament sittings
Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today directed prison authorities to make arrangements for former minister Tissa Attanayake to participate in parliamentary sessions. He made this ruling after considering a motion filed by his counsel. Mr. Attanayake was remanded till February 11 on charges of...
05.02.2015 - 16:43
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US Expressed Willingness To Work With Sri Lanka
The United States looks forward to partnering with the Sri Lankan people to address the challenges and help Sri Lanka realize its true potential said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal. . Nisha Biswal who was in Sri Lanka concluded her visit issued a s...
05.02.2015 - 08:09
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Don’t run away from your responsibility!
Bush, Blair and their allies invaded Iraq because of "weapons of mass destruction" which were never found. Iraq didn't attack America or any Western countries and no Iraqis were involved in the 9/11 but those who were defending their invasion of Iraq and bombings which killed thousands of innocent I...
04.02.2015 - 10:00 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Today: Sri Lanka's 67th Independence Day
All arrangement are made to celebrate 67th Independence Day; Sri Lanka’s colorful moment of pride and dignity, recalls the freedom from colonizers. The Independence Day parade will take place at the Sri Jayewardenepura Parliament grounds today, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena. Members of...
04.02.2015 - 08:34
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The celebration of freedom is the time to pay our tribute to the security forces – President Maithri
The celebration of freedom is the time to pay our tribute to the security forces that defended our sovereignty and territorial integrity with great sacrifice in the battle against terrorism. This wasa stated by Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena in his Independence Day Message: Given Below the...
04.02.2015 - 08:25
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Real factors behind SL’s independence
Before 1939 the British were in no great hurry to grant self-rule to their colonies, despite all the heroic freedom struggles, notably in India, and the campaigns for constitutional reforms in countries like Sri Lanka. It fact British leaders like Winston Churchill wanted to keep forever the empire...
03.02.2015 - 22:22 By Janaka Perera
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Opposition to bring ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Minister John Amaratunga
Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament yesterday that he would be moving a ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga. The Opposition Leader moving a motion at the time of adjournment of House on the i...
03.02.2015 - 08:51
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US Assistant Secretary of State Asia Called on the Sri Lanka President
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Mrs. Nisha Biswal, called on President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (02) afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat. Ms Biswal said that President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe have put forth an ambitious agenda for their firs...
03.02.2015 - 07:38
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Former President With His Trustworthy Muslim Friends
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa with a group of his trustworthy friends who called at his residence in the south. He expressed his appreciation of their visit second in a row after his unexpected defeat. Unlike some time servers, come rain come sun, they stood by him during his victories and defe...
03.02.2015 - 07:29
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Sri Lanka’s new President Sirisena to visit India soon!
According to PTI, Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India later this month and meet Indian leaders to discuss bilateral issues. Sirisena, who dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule after a bitter presidential poll on January 9, has already indicated that he wants...
03.02.2015 - 07:19 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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China’s top reforms champ Li Yong coming
A onetime top Chinese financial reformer who successfully championed good governance and elimination of toxic financial assets in the mainland corporate sector will be in Sri Lanka to inspect UNIDO’s next program cycle in the country. “UNIDO Director General Li Yong’s arrival in Sri Lanka will not o...
03.02.2015 - 07:05
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Pakistan successfully test fires Stealth Nuclear Cruise Missile
Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release. The Ra’ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve 'strategic standoff capability' on lan...
03.02.2015 - 06:58
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34 youths from Mullaitivu Recruited in the Volunteer Force
Security Force Headquarters-Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four (34) young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaitivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major G...
03.02.2015 - 06:48
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